Riverrock is This Weekend!

It’s finally here! This weekend, the third annual Dominion River Rock will roll into town and it couldn’t be a better weekend! If you’re ready to spend the whole day outdoors and witness some of the best athletes in outdoor sports all on Brown’s Island!

Ellwood’s will be there the whole weekend with an array of organic fruits and homemade granola for sale. We’ll also be offering Vita Coco and local bottled water to cool you off. Bring your kids down, we’ll have a “Name that Produce” guessing game with a chance to win a $250 gift card to Ellwood Thompsons! We’ll also be raffling off a brand new bike with all proceeds benefiting the Richmond Cycling Corps!

Check out our Facebook and Twitter feed all day for live updates, pictures, and tweets!

TONIGHT: Strength in Numbers

Tonight, Richmond’s historic Byrd Theater will be host to Red Bull’s long awaited Strength in Numbers mountain bike video. The fact that Richmond is getting this video just two weeks after it’s premiere is a pretty big deal. So if you’re a fan of bicycling in general, not just mountain biking, come out to The Byrd tonight! Doors open at 7pm and film start promptly at 7:30pm. Get there early and get a seat!

Joel Salatin: Folk's This Ain't Normal

Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market is proud to have our friend from Swoope, Virginia come into the big city on Wednesday, May 30th. From farmer Joel Salatin’s point of view, life in the 21st century just ain’t normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact.

Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture” and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn’t stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin speaks with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller’s knack for the revealing anecdote.

FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL

Wednesday / May 30th / 5:30-7:00pm / FREE.

Register here.

Charlottesville's Harvest Festival 2010

This year’s Harvest Festival at the Monticello was an educational experience. Located at the historic and beautiful Jeffersonian homestead, festival goers enjoyed everything from fermentation workshops to medicinal plant walks. Naturalists lectured on the local floral. Seed savers answered growers questions. Beekeepers displayed their queens. Ira Wallace, force of nature that she is, was a catalyst behind this year’s event. Thanks to  her energy and all the hard workers at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and all the vendors and educators that made it possible, the Festival was a Harvest Celebration to make Virginia proud.   Continue reading

GWAR-B-QUE Photos!

We just found some awesome photos from this weekend’s GWAR-B-QUE down at the Bike Lot from our buddy Steve Crandall over at The Least Most. GWAR was fully un-masked along with a miniature Ozzy Osborune, 10 bands, cold brew and tons of good times! Pictures By Evan Venditti, Steve Crandall and Latane Coghill. Thanks guys! Continue reading